I am so excited about this project today! It has been on the “bucket” list of home projects for a while. As soon as we finished staining our Staircase Banister, I already knew our next home project would be installing a Barn Door in our Master Bedroom. Unfortunately, projects never move as quickly as I want them too. I know many of you understand that…but we finally got ‘er done…and I LOVE how it turned out.
I have dreamed of putting a barn door in our house for a few years now. We have only one spot in our entire house that would work for a barn door in our Master Bedroom. If you were following along with us last December, you might remember that we ripped out a wall in our Master Bedroom and joined our Master with a small adjoining room. We will be sharing that here soon.
For the Barn Door, we debated about building one or using a door that was already built. Due to a busy family schedule with the kids starting school and their after school sports activities and games, we opted to go with an existing door. We knew we would have to add a little height to the door to make it fit with the hardware and to be large enough to cover the space.
So, we went junking to one of our local “junking stores” and dug through A LOT of old doors to find one that was the right size and the style that we wanted.
We found one that was going to work perfectly. It was little shorter than we needed it to be so we simply added some length to the door. We added the length by taking a 2 x 4 and cutting it down in width and length so that it added the right amount of height to our door and was the same thickness as the original door.
Then we used a Biscuit Plate Joiner to cut out a slot in the two boards so that the slots line up when the boards are placed back together. The two boards are then aligned and glued together using a small oval piece of wood (aka a biscuit). This allows a nice sturdy joint and gives some strength to the two boards you are joining together.
Then we clamped the wood pieces together so that the glue would dry straight and in the proper position.
Then we filled in some dents and the holes, left from the previous hardware, with wood putty. When the putty dried, we sanded the door until it was nice and smooth.
Then we primed and painted the door a nice crisp white in a Satin finish.
The Barn Door hardware we used is from National Hardware. We were given this interior sliding door hardware system, from National Hardware in the rustic finish (Oil Rubbed Bronze), to review.
I have been so happy with the hardware. It was really easy to install and the door slides so smoothly back and forth across the track. I love how simple and straight the lines are and the rustic finish goes nicely with our Master Bedroom.
One of the last things I plan on doing in here before sharing the full reveal, is to replace these shaky old fans that were here when we moved in 12 years ago. I am still looking for just the right lights to replace them with!
The sleek sliding door hardware functions like a pocket door but with a more decorative look and allows homeowners to upgrade their interior openings from a traditional door to a modern, barn door style. The rustic style is available in Oil Rubbed Bronze and the contemporary style in Stainless Steel.
National Hardware Interior Sliding Door Kit
*I was given the Barn Door Hardware from National Hardware to review, however all opinions and statements are my own. This giveaway will end on September 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm MST. One (1) lucky winner will be randomly chosen to receive one Interior Sliding Door Hardware System in either the Oil Rubbed Bronze or Stainless Steel finish (a [email protected] MSRP value). Can not redeem for cash. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the USA. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway close. If winner does not respond within 48 hours of notification, another winner will be chosen. Winner will be announced on this post. Good Luck! This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
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How do you lock it? :D
Ha! My husband was wondering the same thing. Our bedroom door locks. So if we need privacy that is the door that we lock. :)
Richard R says
Looks amazing! Hope to win the Barn Door Hardware for my wife’s closet.
Good Luck!! I bet she would be so happy!
jo kramer says
Cute..cute. It looks great.
Thank you! ox
Marjorie F says
How do we sign up for the Barn Door Reveal hardware giveaway? I have gone to the giveaway page, but cannot find the link.
There should be a link. If you are on a mobile platform and it is not working you might need to try it from a desk or laptop computer. But it should work with most platforms!
It looks great! I’ve been wanting to do this, but I’m a little nervous!
Can you use any door? Are there door guides on the floor to keep the bottom of the door from banging on your trim? Did you have to mount it on the white trim to keep it from far enough away from the door trim?
The way the hardware mounts holds it away from the wall. We used the same width of board for the track as we did the door frame. There is no track on the bottom but it slides back and forth easily. You can use any door but you need to make sure it has the right height and width to match your door frame. You need a door at least 1 inch wider on each side of the door opening and enough height for the door to hang properly. We were going to build a door until we found one that would fit with a little bit of height added to it.
Rej T says
I have an absolute barn door envy right now. I’ve been dreaming to get one for our house AND the only place that would best fit a barn door at home is in my master bedroom too.
Thanks for always inspiring me! ?
You are so welcome! I hope you can get one too!
Anne Squires says
We are adding character to our new house. We just were discussing this as a really exciting option. This article was helpful. Thanks
Thanks Anne! We love adding fun new elements too!
Barn door looks cute. We have the EXACT same lanterns by the fireplace. A 6×10 candle looks great to fill up the largest lantern. Do you plan to do anything with the brass on your fireplace? We painted ours black but didn’t know if you have alternate ideas.
Great tip on the candle! We have gone back and forth about that. The hubby doesn’t mind the brass…I don’t love it. Ultimately if I re-did it, I would just do all black for lack of other ideas as well :)
vanessa babin says
I’ve been wanting to add one of these doors to my master bedroom bath. Love it.
Amy Kainu says
My husband & I want to put one up for our den – currently known as my scrapbook/craft/sewing room.
That would be so fun! Hopefully!
My daughter has been mentioning this barn door these days and just so glad to bump on this blog post of yours Miss Amy. She’d like to have one on her bedroom. Geez, I want one too. Thanks for this!
Anne Flemings says
The Idea Room Assistant says
Where is the door handle/pull from? I don’t see it on National Hardware’s site.
Clayton Thomas says
I’m going to check into this kit. I’ve been looking for a barn door for the master bedroom/bath area. This is perfect.
The Idea Room Assistant says
Thanks. I love it!
I love the idea but…how do you shut the door from inside the bathroom? A handle on the backside of the door would interfere with closing it at best, or scratch the wall and paint on the worst. How did you solve this problem?
The Idea Room Assistant says
Sue- You can install a flush handle on the other side if you want to. Hope this helps.